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Did You Know – Phoebe Omlie

 The First Female To Receive An Aircraft Mechanic’s License

#DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com

 

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day is celebrated on May 24th each year.  This is because it’s Charles E. Taylor‘s birthday, and he invented the first aircraft engine, effectively making him the first aircraft mechanic.  This, of course, brings us to Phoebe Jane Fairgrave Omlie, who happens to be the first female to receive a FAA aircraft mechanic’s license.

This amazing pioneer achieved many firsts in her life.  They included, but are not limited to:

 

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COOL NOTE:

It is even thought that William Faulkner loosely modeled his protagonists for his novel Pylon after Phoebe and her husband, Vernon.

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